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Elbrus Ascent 9-Day

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 9 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 12 people
Destination(s): Russia  
Specialty Categories: Mountain/Rock Climbing   Glacier Tours  
Season: June - August
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 970 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1330 Euro (EUR)

This 9-day trip is for climbers who are eager to reach the summit of Elbrus but wish to maximize their chance of a successful ascent by acclimatising on a glaciated pass in the nearby Caucasus Range.
The trip starts from arrival into Mineralnye Vody where we meet you to transfer to the hotel in Terskol in the Baksan valley. Terskol lies almost at the end of the Baksan Valley, at the foot of Elbrus (Europe's highest mountain). This village is the best-developed mountain sports center in the 1000 km length of the Caucasus - a range that could swallow up the Alps!

The first part of the trip is back-packing to the Green Hotel to camp and acclimatise before the ascent of Elbrus. It will be porter-supported to carry the communal camping equipment and food; you carry all of your own personal equipment including sleeping bag and mat. We climb to the Eastern Jankuat Pass, 3600 m, which provides superb panoramas of the Caucasus Range as well as good acclimatization and practice with your crampons and walking on glaciers. For the ascent of Elbrus we use a cable car and chairlift to take us to a height of 3800 m, From here we walk up to stay in either one of the huts or to camp at 4200 m; a snowcat is often available for hire.

Though gentle-angled, the ascent of Elbrus requires the use of crampons and an ice ax. Although the fist 2 days will provide practice with these it is important for you to be fully competent with their use before the trip.

Your Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive in Mineralnye Vody airport. Private bus transfer to our base hotel in Baksan Valley.

Day 2: Walk up the Adyl-su valley to the "Green Hotel", camp 2400 m.

Day 3: Walk up the Jankuat Glacier to the Eastern Jankuat Pass, 3600m. Walk back via the Adyl-su valley. Return to the hotel. Night in the hotel.

Day 4: Ascend cable car system to Diesel or Garabashi Huts. Possible acclimatization walk to Pastukhova Rocks.

Day 5: Attempt on Elbrus or acclimatisation walk to Pastukhova Rocks.

Day 6: Attempt on Elbrus.

Day 7: Attempt on Elbrus.

Day 8: Descend to our hotel in the Baksan Valley.

Day 9: Drive back to Mineralnye Vody airport.

If Garabashi huts are full you may have to use the Diesel Hut or camp in the vicinity of the former "Priut 11" refuge. If Elbrus is climbed on day 6 or 7 you will descend to the hotel and some valley walks will be organized. Private Trips: A similar program to the above can be run at any time of the summer for individuals or private groups.

Terrorism and your Security: The Caucasus have recently been on some countries' Office of Foreign Affairs "not recommended to travel to lists". We are happy to discuss this situation with you. Stay with us. Flights: We can obtain your flights for you through to Mineralnve Vody via Moscow if you wish. From USA or most countries in Europe.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Russian visa support documents
- All permits and official registration
- Accommodation as per the program
- Food - full board basis
- English speaking guide throughout the trip
- Part-portered and fully guided
- Land transport as per above program from MRV return

Price Excludes:
- Visa issue
- Tips
- Insurance
- Snow cat - if used for Elbrus (optional)
- Additional transport and accommodation other than in above program
- International and domestic flights.

There is a single supplement of €70 for the hotel. If we do not have a group of 6+ we reserve the right to either cancel the trip and return your deposit or run the trip with a surcharge. The surcharge depends on the final number of people traveling.

About This Supplier
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Joined InfoHub: Nov 2008
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Over the last twenty two years Andrew Wielochowski has been running our mountain and adventure guiding company specializing in East Africa, the former Soviet Union Libya and Morocco. He speaks several languages, including Russian fluently, which he perfected over the many years he has been guiding in Russia and Central...

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